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.

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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
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate 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
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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