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
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment 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
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.