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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture 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
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment 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
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture 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
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.