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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
King's College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,290
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Floga Parents Association of Children with Cancer N/A Greece Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Latino Arts Project N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
Page SUM 994,662

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
A Womans Work Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Air Force Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 581
GKTD - Gida Kurtarma Dernegi (Food Recovery Organization) N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 737,647

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boricuactivated DC Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma AL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Dev Mission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Fort Mill Care Center Inc SC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Girlstart TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Him for Her Inc CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Net Impact CA Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,532,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,225
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Cafe Momentum United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
COMMIT Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 265,751

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