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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Page SUM 1,420,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Page SUM 1,420,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 266,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Page SUM 1,420,250

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13110 records found.