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)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,462,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 215,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 414,761

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 420,702

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