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)
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Stevens Institute of Technology N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Accademia del Levante N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information Technology Park N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Stevens Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Accademia del Levante N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information Technology Park N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 271,466

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
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
Cents Ability Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 303,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Accademia del Levante Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information Technology Park Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 271,466

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13110 records found.