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
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Lung Association Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 500
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Lumind IDSC Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United in Harmony CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.