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 ascending
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.