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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,946,134

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,946,134

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
St. Louis Community College Foundation MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Fishing Academy Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 570,451

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,946,134

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13110 records found.