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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 6,096,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 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
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
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
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 84,395

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 228,288

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