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)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
A Shot for Life Incorporated N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Stars of Tomorrow Youth Development N/A South Africa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Corpsgiving Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The ONE Campaign N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Womens Lunch Place Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Force NOLA N/A LA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Page SUM 666,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Atascadero Education Foundation Inc N/A Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Jessie Rees Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 164,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Fight for Life Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
Minds Matter CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,500
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Roudenbush Community Center Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc NJ Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 300
Thomas Jefferson Middle School NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Wilderness Society DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 837,447

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 285,166
Prosser Career Academy High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girl Scouts of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Help Lesotho Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 480,295

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