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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A ID United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 319,758

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mill City Grows Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 190,170

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 319,758

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13110 records found.