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
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.