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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 418,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 418,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 798,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 418,700

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13110 records found.