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)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education 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
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 860,012

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 638,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,188,433

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 242,750

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