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
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
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
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
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
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
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
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
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health 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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.