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
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Electric Lit Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Electric Lit Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Our United Villages OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel VA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Electric Lit Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.