Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Youth Service Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Page SUM 2,273,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 145,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,234,592

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 106,584

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