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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.