Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru N/A KA India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
The Education Fund Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 664,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
The Education Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 664,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Business USA CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 692,287

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
The Education Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 664,800

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13110 records found.