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)
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,747,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 85,645

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
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
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,755,029

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