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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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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
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc NC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment 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
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.