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)
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence 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
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 258,360

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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)
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,063,904

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 341,900

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