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)
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Comic Relief Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 619,080

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Unioto Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Womans Work Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Maasai American Organization N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 702,058

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spartanburg County Foundation SC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 667,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Street Foundation Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 702,058

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13110 records found.