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
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community 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
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development 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
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment 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
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.