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)
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 414,385

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
CFLeads MA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Orchard Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,786,397

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
School on Wheels Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Tustin Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 414,385

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13110 records found.