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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health 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
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.