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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Appling County Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hoops4Life Inc N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Board of the University of Alabama N/A AL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
META Solutions N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Appling County Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hoops4Life Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Board of the University of Alabama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
META Solutions United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Fundacion Proydesa Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hoops4Life Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
NPO Mama-Work Laboratory Japan Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Board of the University of Alabama United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
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13280 records found.