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)
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Team Type 1 Inc N/A GA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 684,522

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Team Type 1 Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 684,522

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lone Survivor Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Urban Resource Institute NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Preeclampsia Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 332,176

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Team Type 1 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 684,522

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13110 records found.