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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Portsmouth High School N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 212,913

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 143,954

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Invest in Girls Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 135,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 143,954

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13110 records found.