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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
ABC House Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Wilson Disease Association N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
ABC House Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Wilson Disease Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Wish Foundation International Inc. GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 57,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Halifax Medical Center Foundation Inc FL Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
One Mission Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Do Something, Inc. NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools OR Other Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
ABC House Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Wilson Disease Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.