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)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Central Library N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mississippi Community College Board N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Duke University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 425,633

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 698,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 425,633

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13110 records found.