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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo 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
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.