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)
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,333
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 32,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A International Organization Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Instituto Semear N/A International Organization Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A International Organization Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Baps Charities, Inc. N/A NJ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Crossway Christian Church N/A NH United States Religion Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,464
Page SUM 1,518,517

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,333
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 32,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Instituto Semear N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
National Science and Technology Museum N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2020 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Baps Charities, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Crossway Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,464
Page SUM 1,518,517

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Junior Achievement USA CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
National Urban League Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Chinese Progressive Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
ECPAT USA End Child Prostitution Child Pornography and Traff NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 150,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 8,450
Florida Agric. and Mech. University FL Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education WA Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 315,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 80,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Portsmouth Youth Football Association NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 410,634
Baps Charities, Inc. NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,280,784

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,333
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 32,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 75,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Baps Charities, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Crossway Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,464
Page SUM 1,518,517

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14797 records found.