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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Mearth N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Loveland Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Network for Good Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Results Educational Fund Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Audubon Society Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association IL Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mearth United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Loveland Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.