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
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc N/A CO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.