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)
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
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
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
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 6,236
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,277,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 206,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,843,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,024,435

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