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)
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
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,022,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 326,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 638,562

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