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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
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13110 records found.