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, and corporate 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)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Board of the University of Alabama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Run Hong Kong Ltd N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Service Organizations Inc VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Volunteers in Medicine - San Francisco CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Channel One Inc MN Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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