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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Paul L Patterson Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Latino Water C0alition Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A WA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Casa Valentina Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Fdn for the Elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune Sys N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Ferndale School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Paul L Patterson Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Latino Water C0alition Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Casa Valentina Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Fdn for the Elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune Sys N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 782,102

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 130,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Ferndale School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Life Furniture Bank of MA Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Paul L Patterson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,200
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Latino Water C0alition Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -2,930
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Casa Valentina Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Fdn for the Elimination of Diseases Attacking the Immune Sys United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 782,102

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13280 records found.