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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 156,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,739

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 795,223

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,228,685

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