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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.