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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Overlake Service League N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
John M. Horner Junior High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cradles to Crayons Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 213,305

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13110 records found.