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
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education 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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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