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
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Mearth N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Loveland Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Broad Street Ministry N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Mearth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Loveland Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Broad Street Ministry N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Princeton-In-Africa NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Guardian Org Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association IL Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress NC Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Mearth United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Loveland Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Broad Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.