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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.