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
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Our United Villages OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants TN Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Danish Archive North East NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.