Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 2019 280,717
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Malala Fund N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 371,573
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 56,165,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Free Speech VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Monterey Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Great Bridge High School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
United Service Organizations Inc VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,305,945

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Archbishop Riordan High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Arnold Air Society - Silver Wings Angel Flight Educational United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,348,950

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