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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,441,039

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Afiya Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,441,039

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Convergence DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 550,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Afiya Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,441,039

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13110 records found.