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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory 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
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.