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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ames Comm School District N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Core Council of the Philippines N/A Philippines Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 243,159

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carey School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 572,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 72,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cycles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 355,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 572,000

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13110 records found.