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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 357,929

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,497,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 299,700

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