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)
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,618,787

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 60,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,075,504

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor 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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 150,284

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