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)
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 5,922,061

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 478,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,040,559

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