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
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. IN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.