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
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.