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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Mayama A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Radiating Hope Inc N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 503,322

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mississippi Community College Board N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children UK N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
ARVI TRUST N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 151,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jaipur Foot Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Queens Grant High School VIP NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wichita Childrens Home KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc MD International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 768,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
ARVI TRUST India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 151,375

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13110 records found.