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)
Grandmas House of Hope N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriff Pal Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc N/A UT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Jessie Rees Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grandmas House of Hope N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Jessie Rees Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 147,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nashoba Valley Technical High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
California Institute of the Arts CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc. MD Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
MIND Research Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
The Pando Initiative Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 682,062

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Grandmas House of Hope United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriff Pal Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Jessie Rees Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 147,650

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13280 records found.