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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 364,145

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 191,290

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13110 records found.