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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Portland State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Beat the Streets Providence RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 497,685

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 476,971

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13110 records found.