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, 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)
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 597,451

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 597,451

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizen Schools Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 447,580

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Venture Education Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 597,451

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13110 records found.