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)
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Trout San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
Animal Cancer Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oaks Christian School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 483,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giraffe Laugh Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation NY Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inn Between of Longmont Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 306,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Core Council of the Philippines Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oaks Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 483,850

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13110 records found.