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)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Page SUM 105,557

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Page SUM 105,557

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rainbow Village Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Page SUM 586,061

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Colts Boys Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Ignatian Spirituality Project United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 181,301

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13110 records found.