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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
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
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,386,522

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 121,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
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
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 667,686

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services 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 352,014

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