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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 413,769

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Project, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 103,280

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Page SUM 759,790

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 103,280

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13110 records found.