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)
Knights of Aksarben Foundation N/A NE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Metro Young Latino Professionals Association Inc N/A NE United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Riders for Health (Kenya) N/A International Organization Kenya Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Eco-Cycle Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Good Neighbors USA N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 444
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 46,200
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 79,477
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Lual Mayen Foundation N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 617,821

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Playaz, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Veteran Project Management Mentoring Alliance N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Irish Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Knights of Aksarben Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Metro Young Latino Professionals Association Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Riders for Health (Kenya) N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Duke University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Eco-Cycle Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Good Neighbors USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
Page SUM 481,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Help Hospitalized Veterans CA Health Corporate Advised 2020 105,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Kara CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 175,242
Ayo Charity Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 4,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Corporate Advised 2020 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Corporate Advised 2020 90,000
Alpine School District Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 550
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Technovation CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
St. Francis Inn CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 500
Education for Employment DC Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Technovation CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 9,075
Erins House for Grieving Children Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Top Flight Parent Club CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 300
University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 504,317

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Irish Online Giving Foundation Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Knights of Aksarben Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Metro Young Latino Professionals Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Riders for Health (Kenya) Kenya Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
SEMI Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Eco-Cycle Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 8,000
Good Neighbors USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 444
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 46,200
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 508,644

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14797 records found.