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)
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
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
One Goal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Inquiry Facilitators Inc NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 275,318

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
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