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)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 445,489

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
POETIC N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Institute of Innovation Digital N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Page SUM 519,488

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 431,637

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Portland Community College Foundation Inc United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Jobcare Limited Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Institute of Innovation Digital Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Page SUM 519,488

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13110 records found.