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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.