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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 49,514
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Womens Bean Project N/A CO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Potter Valley Community Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -80,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 72,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
Page SUM 594,091

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 49,514
Free Geek N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Womens Bean Project N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Potter Valley Community Unified School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 -80,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 72,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
Page SUM 594,091

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 69,727

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Fenixia Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 49,514
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Womens Bean Project United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Potter Valley Community Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -80,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 72,550
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,832
Page SUM 594,091

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13280 records found.