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)
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A OH United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childcaregroup N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gooru CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
David Andrew Pooh Maddan Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Hands Together, Inc. MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Album Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Childcaregroup United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
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13110 records found.