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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A RI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A NJ United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 360,948

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 360,948

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Jacobs Ladder OH Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities Inc MD Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Project Angel Heart CO Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ophelias Place OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 953,883

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,750
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vision-Aid Incorporated United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
INRIA France Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Common Threads United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ConnectSafely Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,204,648

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13280 records found.