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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education 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
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.