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)
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
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
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education 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
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,594,808

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 727,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,902,409

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