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)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 336,355

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Habitat for Humanity International N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Champions Education Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 336,355

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Care and Share Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 456,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Champions Education Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Purdue University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Page SUM 410,886

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13110 records found.