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 ascending
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.