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)
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Achievement Center for Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 252,293

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SEMI Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Travis Manion Foundation PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute NE Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Page SUM 516,823

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Achievement Center for Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 252,293

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13110 records found.