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
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc N/A CO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.