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
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A CA United States Community Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A Community Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.