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)
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Page SUM 513,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 510,842

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pacific Community Ventures CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project Learn Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 411,316

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
John M. Horner Junior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 510,842

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13110 records found.