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)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,023,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 137,880

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,664,779

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