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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education 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
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services 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
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13280 records found.