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)
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A QLD Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 403,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 403,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 142,049

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 403,985

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13110 records found.