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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Swabodhini Charitable Trust N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Boy Scouts of America N/A MO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fishing Academy Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
WeDontWaste Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Page SUM 306,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sangati N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 696,133

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Maysville Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
North Carolina Dental Society Foundation Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 129,167

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Treasures Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Accademia del Levante Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 437,764

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