Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.