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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health 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
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment 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
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.