Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 64,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 154,951

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
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
Page SUM 311,809

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