Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
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
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,692,955

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 159,935

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 533,950

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