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
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.