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
When We All Vote N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
350 ORG N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A IL United States Health 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2020 200
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
When We All Vote N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A Health 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of San Francisco Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2020 200
Cancer Care Inc 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Heritage Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Common Ground Relief LA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2020 200
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project CA Community Development 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
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
When We All Vote United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association United States Health 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of San Francisco United States Religion Corporate Advised 2020 200
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.