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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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