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 Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Lejeune N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 309,820

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 438,806

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 309,820

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13110 records found.