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
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Page SUM 16,949

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Christian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Page SUM 16,949

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13110 records found.