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)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,173

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youngstown State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
DC Central Kitchen Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,173

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Education Foundation for African Children MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 242,448

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
DC Central Kitchen Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,173

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13110 records found.