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)
PORCH-Durham N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Project Learn Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Page SUM 278,414

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Page SUM 330,098

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 489,663

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Page SUM 411,352

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13110 records found.