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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco 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
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development 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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.