Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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)
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
TechBridge Inc. N/A GA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Big Table N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of IT Leaders in Education N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,079

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 457,877

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Big Table United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
TechBridge Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,079

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13110 records found.