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
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion 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
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.