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
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.