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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment 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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.