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
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment 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
The Salvation Army CA Religion 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
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.