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
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 243,975

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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
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 243,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 715,750

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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
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 243,975

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13110 records found.