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, 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)
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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,589,492

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 678,217

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Page SUM 341,926

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