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)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 525,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 525,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 3,548,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 525,600

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13110 records found.