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)
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 94,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 372,039

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Page SUM 566,490

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 237,520

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