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, and corporate 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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 618,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,674,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,614,858

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,152,500

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13110 records found.