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 20,000
Nova Academy N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sidekick Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
California Institute of the Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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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 20,000
Nova Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ferndale School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sidekick Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
California Institute of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
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
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 575,248

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Nova Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ferndale School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sidekick Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
California Institute of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,906
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 255,280

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13280 records found.