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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.