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)
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Economic Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 715,203

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 363,839

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 327,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 363,839

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13110 records found.