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)
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Mayer Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 237,593

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Radiating Hope Inc UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc GA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 451,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SEMI Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 237,593

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13110 records found.