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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Results Educational Fund Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Princeton-In-Africa N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KlezCalifornia Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
RRRcomputer, Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Results Educational Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Princeton-In-Africa N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KlezCalifornia Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
RRRcomputer, Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants TN Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
National Audubon Society Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Denverworks NY Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Results Educational Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Princeton-In-Africa United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KlezCalifornia Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
RRRcomputer, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.