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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Makerere University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Page SUM 436,992

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Page SUM 764,546

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 432,724

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