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)
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus 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 Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Page SUM 2,526,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 643,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 274,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 242,750

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