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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute N/A Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 452,542

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pinkerton Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Overlake Service League N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Page SUM 481,749

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Global Compact NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,068,180

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Page SUM 272,168

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