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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 106,226
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Father Bills & Mainspring Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 394,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 106,226
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Vine Trust Walsall N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Father Bills & Mainspring Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 394,316

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Science from Scientists Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer 101 Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Transplant Foundation Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 375
Bridlemile Elementary School OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Curriki CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 47,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hospital Art Inc GA Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Wigs for Kids Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,800
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
James Stephens Montessori School LA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 232,195

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Youth Science Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 106,226
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 271
Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Vine Trust Walsall United Kingdom Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Father Bills & Mainspring Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 394,316

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13280 records found.