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
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.