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)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 399,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
No Excuses Unlimited N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Home for Children Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hofstra University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 481,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
First Descents CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 393,390

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 399,521

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13110 records found.