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)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 793,737

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 478,500

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library 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
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools 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
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,117,771

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