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)
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,708,442

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SLZGSL Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Channel Islands YMCA N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,708,442

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Crafty Mart OH Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 304,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 290,362

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13110 records found.