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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc CT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 223,850

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13110 records found.