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)
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
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
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 296,304

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 235,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 218,288

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