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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Agastya International Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,692

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Colorado Friendship CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center RI Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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 450,464

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,692

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13110 records found.