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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
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