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)
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,038,398

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,038,398

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 450,226

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,038,398

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13110 records found.