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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.