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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services 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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education 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
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.