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)
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa N/A Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 372,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 506,965

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Marin Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 840,843

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bunker Labs NFP Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
La Raza Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 125,230

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