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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,290,476

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 678,217

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
JOY International Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 633,064

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