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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate 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
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.