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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor 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
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.