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)
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
A Shot for Life Incorporated N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Childrens First Fund The Chicago Public School Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Valkyrie Robotics Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust N/A HI United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 146,916

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Childrens First Fund The Chicago Public School Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Valkyrie Robotics Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 142,916

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Open Door Inc KS Religion Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Windsor Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanics in Philanthropy CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Irvington High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society TN Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
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
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Greensboro Montessori School NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,011,716

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
A Shot for Life Incorporated United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Childrens First Fund The Chicago Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 283
Valkyrie Robotics United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 130,916

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13280 records found.