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
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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