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)
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 Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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 75,535
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Page SUM 4,379,528

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
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
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 445,015

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 2,585,805

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Page SUM 337,714

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