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)
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cherry Creek High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,891,878

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cherry Creek High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,891,878

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 603,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cherry Creek High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,891,878

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13110 records found.