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)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,236
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
University of Prince Edward Island N/A PE Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,655,284

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 205,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 843,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Page SUM 329,971

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