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)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 563,213

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
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
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 563,213

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 479,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
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
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 563,213

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13110 records found.