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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 504,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 504,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Page SUM 1,874,991

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