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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation 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
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.