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)
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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 1,375
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -305,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 420,515

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 686,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Page SUM 497,200

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