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)
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.