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
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
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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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
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
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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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 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
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.