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)
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
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
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
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 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
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 25,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Page SUM 3,017,787

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor 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
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
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
Page SUM 136,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 1,506,242

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 351,764

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