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)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 449,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moneythink N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 449,219

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Americans Center for Financial Education CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
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
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forest Hill Church NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mercy House Living Centers CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Page SUM 406,322

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 449,219

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13110 records found.