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
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development 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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County N/A NC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development 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
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc NC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development 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
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.