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
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development 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
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development 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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development 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
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture 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
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development 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
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.