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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
RBK For Training N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Gideon Pond Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Draper Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,117,372

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of Texas at Dallas TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 455,526

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