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)
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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 Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 381,739

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 687,523

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,800

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