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
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A DC United States Religion 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
Compassion and Choices N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Our United Villages N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A Religion 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
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Our United Villages N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation CA Food Security 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
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress NC Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society United States Religion 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
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Our United Villages United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.