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 Donor Advised 2019 3,868
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
Susquehanna University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
The Culture Project International N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 119,815
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 250,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 56,208,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,310,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Free Speech VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,229,574

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,019,850

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13280 records found.