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
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Heritage Fund San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Heritage Fund San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Heritage Fund United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Sur Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.