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, 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)
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 85,910

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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)
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 229,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
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
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
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
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
Page SUM 943,351

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13110 records found.