Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 12,536
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership Corporation N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A PA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A International Organization South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
International Relief Teams N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 130,000
Salvation Army World Service Office Sawso N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 600
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 438,096
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Food Finders Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Friends of Fondation de France N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 16,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Page SUM 1,132,232

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund Inc N/A Education Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Ryan House N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 59,392
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 38
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 17,500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 700,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2020 195,000
Page SUM 1,765,430

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc IL Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Lake Tahoe School NV Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Sisters of Sekhmet Inc. FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 111,194
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Medical College of Virginia Foundation VA Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mid-Ohio Foodbank OH Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
North America Taiwanese Womens Association Inc MI Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 250
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 46,200
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Start Small Think Big Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 1,596,094

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Arizona Chess Central United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Turn 2 U Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 38
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Multiplier United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
North Carolina Central University United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 130,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Project Woman of Springfield and Clark County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 517,438

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14797 records found.