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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.