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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 914,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Refugee Trust N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 914,327

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 21,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 914,327

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13110 records found.