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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,110,942

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 136,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Page SUM 1,560,742

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,126,278

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