Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,748,517

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 874,566

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated 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 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,901,159

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