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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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