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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technical University of Darmstadt N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Works N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
Humboldt High School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
One Warm Coat San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,648
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Chelmsford High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 1,107,405

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
Humboldt High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
One Warm Coat San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,648
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Chelmsford High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ForestPlanet Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Page SUM 1,574,728

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 439,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Technical University of Darmstadt Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
Humboldt High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
One Warm Coat United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,648
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
Canopy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
A Place to Turn Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ForestPlanet Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,044,655

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13280 records found.