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)
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A IL United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 360,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mercy House Living Centers N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 258,955

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teach For All Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 460,085

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Midnight Golf Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Universiti Malaysia Pahang Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hire Heroes USA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 442,563

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