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)
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
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
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
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
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
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
Page SUM 2,488,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 743,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Page SUM 5,758,605

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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 2,274,750

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13110 records found.