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 ascending
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.