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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 133,214

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13110 records found.