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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation 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
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.