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)
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew School N/A NJ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Other Side of the Dunes N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew School N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C 60 Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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13110 records found.