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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Capacity N/A Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
Beacon College Preparatory N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,077,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Capacity N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
Beacon College Preparatory N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,077,612

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 221,386

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boston Habor Now Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Capacity Switzerland Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Pando Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tracys Kids Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
Beacon College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,077,612

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13280 records found.