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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Education Foundation for African Children N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Politecnico di Torino N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 595,941

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
EndoFrance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
EUN Partnership AISBL N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Scientist N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 395,157

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew School NJ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth FL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 289,661

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
John M. Horner Junior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Boomer Esiason Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kawempe Youth Development Association Uganda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,468
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 395,157

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13110 records found.