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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wholesome Wave Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wholesome Wave Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spartanburg County Foundation SC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 278,773

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wholesome Wave Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 320,875

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13110 records found.