Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,068,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 87,345

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Page SUM 386,345

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