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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 13,793

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 13,793

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 15,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 13,793

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13110 records found.