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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.