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
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate 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
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate 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
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development 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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare 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
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate 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
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.