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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 435,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Refugee Trust N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 435,067

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My Possibilities TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 559,168

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 435,067

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13110 records found.