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
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education 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
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.