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)
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Page SUM 704,544

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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
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,554,721

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