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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.