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)
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nova Academy N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
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
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
City of Oaks Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nova Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
FoodShare Toronto N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
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
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
City of Oaks Foundation Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 17,858
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Almaden Valley Woman's Club CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Urban Peak CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vision-Aid Incorporated MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Beacon College Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Board of the University of Alabama AL Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
PTA Georgia Congress GA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 72,550
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nova Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Belgian IT Academy Support Center Belgium Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
FoodShare Toronto Canada Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 3,625
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
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
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
City of Oaks Foundation Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 307,366

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13280 records found.