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 Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education 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
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities 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
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International 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
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education 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
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education 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
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons United States Health 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
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.