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 ascending
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Aid for Indian Development Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Aid for Indian Development Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Guardian Org Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
The Owens Valley Committee CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation CO Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Baylor School TN Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Aid for Indian Development United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.