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
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.