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
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony 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
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

Pages

13110 records found.