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
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.