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)
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Carcinet Support Group N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 431,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Carcinet Support Group N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 431,779

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Service Inc PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Pragathi TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. UT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 268,499

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Carcinet Support Group United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 431,779

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13110 records found.