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
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 6,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.