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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture 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
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.