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
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate 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
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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