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
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
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.