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)
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PediPlace N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 319,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,632,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PediPlace United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 319,850

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13110 records found.