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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.