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
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development 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
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development 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
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education 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
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support 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
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development 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
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.