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 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development 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
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library 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 Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 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 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture 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
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.