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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 ascending
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cashion Cultural Legacy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.