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)
Medicine Horse Program N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,475
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Project Wet Foundation N/A MT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,894,566

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medicine Horse Program N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,475
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Project Wet Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,894,566

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sidekick Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Buena Vista University IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Pando Initiative Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Fdn for the Elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune Sys CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Trees OR Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Inc TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,425
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Arc of Sedgwick County Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Charities Aid Foundation America VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
Page SUM 760,612

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medicine Horse Program United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,475
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Japanese Community Youth Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Project Wet Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,894,566

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13280 records found.