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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara 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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development 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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education 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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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