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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
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
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
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 215,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
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
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
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 215,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 634,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
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
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
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 215,750

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13110 records found.