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
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
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13110 records found.