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 descending
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA 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
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.