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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.