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)
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc N/A FL United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A OH United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 371,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 371,863

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 899,287

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Co-Creation Hub Limited Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 371,863

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13110 records found.