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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc 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
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.