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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 664,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 92,249

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 1,202,419

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,099,850

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