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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,223,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,223,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montessori del Mundo CO Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,223,500

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13110 records found.