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)
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
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
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Resource Institute N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,246,636

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Challenger Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Resource Institute N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circle Economy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pragathi N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,246,636

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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 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Draper Community Foundation UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Children’s Course Inc OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 259,666

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
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
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Children's Programs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Oakland Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Resource Institute United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Promise Worldwide United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,246,636

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13110 records found.