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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of Bengaluru N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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