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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Covenant Community Development N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children UK N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Covenant Community Development N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 717,214

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 210,836

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association to Benefit Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Covenant Community Development United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 717,214

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13110 records found.