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)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 832,899

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Demelza House Children’s Hospice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 832,899

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pinkerton Academy NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 936,456

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Portland Community College Foundation Inc United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Project H Design United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 832,899

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13110 records found.