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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 160,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,378,908

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 591,351

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13110 records found.