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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
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
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novaworks Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Inclusion Org Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
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
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
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