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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 746,827

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 835,776

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
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
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
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
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,295,169

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Page SUM 1,012,900

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