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)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 593,411

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 703,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Page SUM 152,373

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