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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 240,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 240,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Page SUM 375,023

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 190,500

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13110 records found.