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)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 517,396

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 455,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 720,250

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