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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
I4Farmers Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 485,645

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
I4Farmers Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 485,645

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Reinvestment Coalition CA Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Page SUM 952,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
I4Farmers Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 485,645

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13110 records found.