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
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture 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
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
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