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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
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