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)
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A ON Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 246,296

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DC Central Kitchen Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc FL Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 345,691

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 246,296

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13110 records found.