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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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