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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A PA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iHub Limited N/A Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 876,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Global Philadelphia Association Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iHub Limited N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 876,316

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mill City Grows Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Page SUM 922,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 876,316

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13110 records found.