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)
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,582,169

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 457,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 208,700

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