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
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging 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
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion 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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate 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
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment 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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.