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)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
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 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 589,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
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
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 72,249

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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 Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,073,254

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
St. Mary's Catholic School 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
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
Page SUM 216,600

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