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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 796,472

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Fitted for Work N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 307,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Unioto Elementary School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Water Org Inc MO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy House Living Centers CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 412,181

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