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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Corporate Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo 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
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health 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 Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA 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
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

13280 records found.