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)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Page SUM 2,566,443

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 120,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 486,009

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 589,671

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