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)
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 756,740

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carey School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 756,740

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Compassionate Care ALS Inc MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Pepin Academies Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 521,853

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Hunger Relief Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 756,740

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13110 records found.