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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,360

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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
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 402,739

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,537,918

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
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
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
Page SUM 373,351

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