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)
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
One Goal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Inquiry Facilitators Inc NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 246,368

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 367,298

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13110 records found.