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)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
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 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
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
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,448,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Page SUM 215,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,477,294

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment 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
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
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 384,186

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