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 ascending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.