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)
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia Tech N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
The Pando Initiative, Inc. KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.