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
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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