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)
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 6,004
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,614,737

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 683,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 23,059,427

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