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)
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Page SUM 1,243,512

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,567,475

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 349,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,193,800

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