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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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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 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.