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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment 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
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CNatureNet MN Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.