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)
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alone N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ignatian Spirituality Project IL Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Purdue University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
America SCORES Bay Area CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 396,806

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Super Stars Literacy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,300

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13110 records found.