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)
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
City of Gonzales N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 392,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
City of King N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Project, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,532

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Childcaregroup TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 625,712

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
City of King United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Rochester Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hustle Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,532

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13110 records found.