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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Babson College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.