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 ascending
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.