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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare 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
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.