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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Student Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A AR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Student Veterans of America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Childcaregroup TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
ABS CBN Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 486,344

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 457,352

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13110 records found.