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
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health 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
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health 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
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2020 200
HIAS, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services 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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Dharma Seed Tape Library Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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
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