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)
Cents Ability Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cents Ability Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 224,345

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 448,036

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