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
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.