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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
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