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)
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
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
Community Cycles N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 637,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Circle Economy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
ASRT Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 877,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Cancer Foundation CT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rainbow Village Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 398,439

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Cycles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 877,000

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13110 records found.