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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 434,155

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 362,150

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13110 records found.