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)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 291,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Youth N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 536,186

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Atlas Service Corps Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 333,976

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 536,186

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13110 records found.