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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
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
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,629,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 435,515

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor 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 30,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 901,972

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 460,000

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