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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 271,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 271,745

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
ABS CBN Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
POETIC TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Spartanburg County Foundation SC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 832,969

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 271,745

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13110 records found.