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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TERDOD N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
TERDOD N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Boxing Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TERDOD India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 570,256

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13110 records found.