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)
Moneythink N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Challenger Middle School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moneythink N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Challenger Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circle Economy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 684,936

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 265,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Challenger Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 684,936

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13110 records found.