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
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A MT 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.