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)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A MO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach For All Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ariel Outreach Mission CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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