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 ascending
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.