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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.