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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.