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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.