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
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.