Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
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 3,813
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
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
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 2,096,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 191,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 625,158

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,259,869

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