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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,314,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 702,519

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13110 records found.