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
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture 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
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS 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
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion 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
Parents of Universal Performers Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.