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)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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