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)
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
St. Vrain Community Montessori School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 285,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 346,896

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wholesome Wave Inc CT Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 265,361

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Vrain Community Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Page SUM 326,140

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13110 records found.