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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security 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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate 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
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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