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
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment 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
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Raza Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Carey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project 1 27 United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caramel Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.