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
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC 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
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.