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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 479,034

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Baylor University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Portland State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Beat the Streets Providence RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 452,806

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 479,034

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13110 records found.