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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine N/A NV United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The ONE Campaign N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Page SUM 949,027

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Braille Press, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The ONE Campaign N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Page SUM 949,027

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chelmsford Middle School Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Clinica Verde CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 115,195
Georgetown Day School, Inc. DC Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Great Bridge High School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
LA's BEST CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Beacon College Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Delaware Inc DE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Caminar CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 316,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Altos Christian Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Braille Press, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Self-eSTEM United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Page SUM 949,027

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13280 records found.