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, 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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,237,427

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,562,475

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 181,112

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 223,666

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