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)
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
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
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Page SUM 69,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Page SUM 690,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
JOY International Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,555,750

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