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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,501,433

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 7,219,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Page SUM 1,976,573

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 439,850

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