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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 380,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 380,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 579,760

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 380,900

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13110 records found.