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
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.