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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Medical Center Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ivy Rose Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 6,274
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Angel Heart N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 852,369

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ivy Rose Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2019 6,274
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Angel Heart N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 852,369

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GUNAA Metropolitan DFW Chapter TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Immigrant Story OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nashoba First MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Corporate Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The King's Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,200
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 122,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Medical Center Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ivy Rose Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 6,274
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Angel Heart United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 852,369

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13280 records found.