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 ascending
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education 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
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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin 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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor 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
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center RI Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.