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
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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