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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor 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
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.