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, 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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Salt Lake Community Action Program UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Radiological Society of North America Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.