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)
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 590,709

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Springs Rescue Mission CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Page SUM 857,079

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 590,709

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13110 records found.