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
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
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo CA United States Youth Development 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
MDP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Food Security 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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo Youth Development 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
MDP Foundation San Francisco Food Security 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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association CA Health Corporate 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
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development 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
MDP Foundation United States Food Security 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
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.