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)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc MD International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 346,504

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shakopee Youth Football Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Atlas Service Corps Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 685,086

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13110 records found.