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
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health 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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development 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
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture 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
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education 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
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.