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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 104,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 104,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 440,164

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
I4Farmers Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Page SUM 621,445

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13110 records found.