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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.