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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Livable City CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Guardian Org Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.