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 descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
WorldSkills International N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,786
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Page SUM 1,155,707

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 331,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 2,127,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,004,913

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13110 records found.