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
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC 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 Corporate Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.