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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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