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)
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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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 2018 20,003
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
John M. Horner Junior High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cradles to Crayons Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Baylor University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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