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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor 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
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A ID United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services 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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Common Ground Relief LA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.