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
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.