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 ascending
Native American Rights Fund N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Native American Rights Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Native American Rights Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.