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 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 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 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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