Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 4,750
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 150,000
ChickTech N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 936,224
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 14,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 15,430
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
Venezuelas Voice in Oregon N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 500,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense N/A International Organization Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 355,657
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 389
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 288,525
Page SUM 2,375,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 4,750
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 150,000
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 936,224
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 14,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 15,430
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
Venezuelas Voice in Oregon N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Wilderness Society N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2020 500,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 355,657
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 389
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 288,525
Page SUM 2,375,975

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc IL Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Charlie Cart Project CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 22,005
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Tanna Education and Awareness CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2020 99,522
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Halcyon House DC Other Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Indiaspora CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 79,477
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
New York University NY Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 175,597
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Trips for Kids Marin CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2020 12,450
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 683,951

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 4,750
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 150,000
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 936,224
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 14,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 15,430
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
Venezuelas Voice in Oregon United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 500,000
Sociedade Recreativa Sao Teotoniense Portugal Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Charlie Cart Project United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 355,657
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 389
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 288,525
Page SUM 2,375,975

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14797 records found.