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)
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 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
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
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
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lehigh University 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 49,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,259,995

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 827,276

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Page SUM 751,107

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,089,135

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13110 records found.