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
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.