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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 379,413

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jesuit High School OR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 418,195

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 379,413

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13110 records found.