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)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 236,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 236,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tualatin School House Food Pantry OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Team Type 1 Inc GA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Page SUM 249,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 236,900

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13110 records found.