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, 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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,013,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,669,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending 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
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,590,190

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,144,450

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