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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,975,881

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 302,268

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13110 records found.