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)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lebanese University N/A Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Stargate Charter School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tamarisk Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lebanese University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Stargate Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tamarisk Coalition N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Page SUM 780,003

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 697,481

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Heros Cup Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lebanese University Lebanon Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Overseas Volunteer for a Better India Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Methodist University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Stargate Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tamarisk Coalition United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Page SUM 780,003

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13280 records found.