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)
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Girls Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 722,684

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
The Foundation Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 94,443

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
THINK Together CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 566,581

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Higher College of Technology Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
1M1B Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 94,443

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13110 records found.