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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 607,308

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 607,308

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Descents CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,014,584

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 607,308

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13110 records found.