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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Science Accessibility Net N/A Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Defy Ventures, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
US Speedskating N/A UT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Kids in Need Foundation N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Points of Light Foundation N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 103,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 676,366

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Defy Ventures, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
US Speedskating N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Kids in Need Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Points of Light Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 103,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 676,366

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 402,540

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 149,566
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Science Accessibility Net Japan Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation Canada Health Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Defy Ventures, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 149,850
US Speedskating United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Wesley Theological Seminary of the Methodist Church United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Kids in Need Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Points of Light Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 103,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 676,366

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13280 records found.