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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Page SUM 469,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 663,041

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Page SUM 430,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ruling Our Experiences Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,700
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 663,041

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13110 records found.