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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.