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 ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.