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)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Bridge House N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Develop It N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Fondation Lejeune N/A France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Page SUM 221,868

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ventures N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Service Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Fitted for Work N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 519,297

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pinkerton Academy NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army ID Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 302,636

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