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)
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
OneGoal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 457,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Page SUM 675,412

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Team Type 1 Inc GA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 314,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Page SUM 675,412

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13110 records found.