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 descending Year Amount (USD)
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
iMentor Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 306,153

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc MD International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 614,579

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