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
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.