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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.