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
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.