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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 486

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
New Mexico State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Page SUM -4,378

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13110 records found.