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)
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Comp-U-Dopt N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc N/A FL United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A OH United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William Winsor School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 498,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 584,579

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Comp-U-Dopt United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Benito Youth Soccer League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Page SUM 333,556

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13110 records found.