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
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.