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
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Valkyrie Robotics Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Valkyrie Robotics Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
The Mono Lake Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of San Francisco CA Religion Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
The Against Malaria Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Mono Lake Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Valkyrie Robotics United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.