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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development 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
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
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development 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
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
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.