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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Cheng Kung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Burundi Friends International N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
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
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 440,600

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13110 records found.