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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,981,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 313,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,981,100

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13110 records found.