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)
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,530,633

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,530,633

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 575,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,530,633

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13110 records found.