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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
RBK For Training N/A Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Page SUM 730,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
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
British Red Cross Society N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 353,346

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Not Impossible Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Page SUM 330,212

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Run Hong Kong Ltd Hong Kong International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Caring Hands Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Momentum Group United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 171,865

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13110 records found.