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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Hilltop Preparatory School Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Van Ness Avenue Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Fred Hollows Foundation USA N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Help Hospitalized Veterans N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Page SUM 1,210,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Hilltop Preparatory School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Port Royal Primary and Infant School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Van Ness Avenue Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Fred Hollows Foundation USA N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Help Hospitalized Veterans N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Page SUM 1,210,820

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 41,158
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 81,900
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Common Threads TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 72,550
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Paul L Patterson Elementary School OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,681,325
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arnold Air Society - Silver Wings Angel Flight Educational VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 350,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,841
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 5,375,774

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,267
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Hilltop Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Port Royal Primary and Infant School Jamaica Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Van Ness Avenue Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Fred Hollows Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Help Hospitalized Veterans United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Page SUM 1,210,820

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13280 records found.