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)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A NJ United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Arab American Family Services N/A IL United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Arab American Family Services N/A Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portland Community College Foundation Inc OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
University of Houston TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Impact on Education CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
New York Institute of Technology NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,228
One Warm Coat CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,648
Pleasanton Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,571,005

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
Page SUM 184,926

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13280 records found.