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)
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army ID Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,177

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Radiological Society of North America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 717,005

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13110 records found.