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)
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,326,409

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 982,534

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,414,178

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