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)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Halifax Medical Center Foundation Inc FL Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
Shepherd's Gate CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriff Pal Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.