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)
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
British Red Cross Society N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Burundi Friends International N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John M. Horner Junior High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cradles to Crayons Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc FL Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.