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 Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island N/A HI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 570,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 570,774

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mill City Grows Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Page SUM 1,053,835

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Teach Science Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 570,774

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13110 records found.