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)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children UK N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Benito Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
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
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,296

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children UK England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 324,500

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13110 records found.