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)
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Page SUM 2,942,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 492,536

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
David Andrew Pooh Maddan Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Page SUM 265,029

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 522,576

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