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)
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 1,957,183

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 121,145

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 1,562,215

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