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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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