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
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.