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)
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Medical Students for Choice N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 69,046
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,095
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Keystone Progress Education Fund N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,443,424

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 186,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franklin Elementary School PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ashesi University Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
COLTURA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Upaya Social Ventures WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Bulungula Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Page SUM 1,380,490

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 656,100

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