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 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services 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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.