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
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
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A Education Corporate 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Education Corporate 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.