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)
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Makerere University N/A Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A MA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Out In Tech Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Makerere University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
MW Fund Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Out In Tech Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shanti Project Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Diablo Valley College Foundation United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Makerere University Uganda Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
MW Fund Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Out In Tech Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 165,398

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13110 records found.