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)
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 323,160

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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)
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 288,956

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
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
Page SUM 4,015,285

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