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
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security 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
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
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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