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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A AR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 294,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kgwale Le Mollo US N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 372,520

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 704,285

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 452,287

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