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)
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Growing Gardens N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 227,865

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Youth for Seva N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 227,865

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 784,564

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Youth for Seva India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 227,865

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13110 records found.