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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 1,125,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 1,125,840

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 953,653

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 1,125,840

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13110 records found.