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)
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sneha Charitable Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sneha Charitable Trust India Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 299,730

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13110 records found.