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)
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 316,029

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 316,029

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Pulse Voices OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo ID Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools OR Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 590,690

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 316,029

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13110 records found.