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
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos 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
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture 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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education 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
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.