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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health 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
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health 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
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health 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
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.