Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wonderland Avenue Elementary N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,142,338

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Mississippi Community College Board N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wonderland Avenue Elementary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,142,338

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 314,672

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Culinary Institute of America United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,142,338

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13110 records found.