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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,594,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,594,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 368,095

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,594,950

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13110 records found.