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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development 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
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development 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
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Management Services Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.