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)
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
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 262,439

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Page SUM 586,966

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13110 records found.