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 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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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 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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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 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.