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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Estes Hills Elementary N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,289
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Gosnold Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Action Ministries Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 129,586
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Page SUM 813,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Estes Hills Elementary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,289
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Gosnold Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Action Ministries Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 129,586
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Page SUM 813,475

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 49,514
Girls Build OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Eastbay Astronomical Society CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Blessings Under the Bridge WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 256,514

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Estes Hills Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,289
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Gosnold Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 129,586
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Page SUM 813,475

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13280 records found.