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 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A IL United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 612,836

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 628,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shakopee Youth Football Association MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Inside the Outdoors Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Alliance of African American Educators CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center RI Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 139,375

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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 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 612,836

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13110 records found.