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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.