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 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 25,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 731,075

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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 25,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement First N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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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 25,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CareMessage United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assist International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 731,075

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13110 records found.