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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TechBridge Inc. GA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc IA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 708,963

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 640,053

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13110 records found.