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)
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Workshop Houston TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wichita Childrens Home KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Pleasanton Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
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13110 records found.