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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A ON Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 520,304

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Project Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 520,304

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Oaks Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,010,735

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 520,304

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13110 records found.