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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Global Give Back Circle N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 17,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
Shuman Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
College Success Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Emergency USA-Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and P N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 813,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Global Give Back Circle N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 17,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Centre for Change N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
College Success Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Emergency USA-Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and P N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 813,960

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Washington State University Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
Greater Lowell Family YMCA MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Latino Mayors and Elected City Officials Coalition of Fresno CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Norwich Bully-Busters CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Bridge Steps TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 650
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Inc CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 948,784

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Global Give Back Circle United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 17,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Women's Centre for Change Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
League of Innovators Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
Shuman Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 208
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2019 96,029
College Success Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Emergency USA-Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and P United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 813,960

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13280 records found.