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)
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
JAM South Africa N/A South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Contemporary Science Center N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Talawanda City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
JAM South Africa N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Learning Lab Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Contemporary Science Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Stanly Community College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Talawanda City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Page SUM 267,856

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc TN Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Altos Christian Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts Charitable Trust MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc KY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League Of Nebraska NE Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 805,864

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,001
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,475
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
JAM South Africa South Africa Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Contemporary Science Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Stanly Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Talawanda City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fernbank Elementary School Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Page SUM 267,856

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13280 records found.