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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Refugee Committee N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,184,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Refugee Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,184,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transformation Church DE Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,628,110

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,184,800

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13110 records found.