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 2019 550,000
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
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,095
Edcamp Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
Azizi Life N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 82,901
Cranberry Community Chest N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,735,658

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,134,149

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Tibetan Nuns Project WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Think Zambia Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,275
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Remote Energy WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Ferndale School District WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 5,835,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
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
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,317,000

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