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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A ID United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society DC Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Princeton-In-Africa NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.