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)
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
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
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health 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
Page SUM 138,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 357,929

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,488,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education 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 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Page SUM 1,422,723

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