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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 176,791

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Springs Rescue Mission CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,611

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 176,791

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13110 records found.