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
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.