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)
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Air Force Association N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Ocean Discovery Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 642,155

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 23,782
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tamarisk Coalition N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
Page SUM 405,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 197,827

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Prashanthi Nilayam United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Internet Security Research Group United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Ocean Discovery Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 612,405

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13280 records found.