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)
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
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
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Page SUM 358,016

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Children’s Course Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gals of Cabrillo College N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 298,895

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Lucy School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Page SUM 770,003

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Children’s Course Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 298,895

Pages

13110 records found.