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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,436

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,436

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Descents CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 672,460

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,436

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13110 records found.