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)
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
APEX N/A Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine N/A NV United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Baltimore Child First Authority Inc. N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A TN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Project Access Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puede Network N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
APEX N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Baltimore Child First Authority Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puede Network N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hilltop Preparatory School Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
California Institute of the Arts CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Girls Build OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
New Moms Inc IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Childrens Trust Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
COMMIT Foundation MT Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tee Ball Pitching Machine United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Baltimore Child First Authority Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
International Hispanic Cultural Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puede Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 250,042

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13280 records found.