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
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services 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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. IN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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