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
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.