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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A PA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,265,861

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,230,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
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
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,530,252

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 3,452,750

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13110 records found.