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)
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cherry Creek High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
National Medical Association Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 405,976

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 635,466

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 569,657

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 405,777

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