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)
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A NM United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Nigeria Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Lowell Family YMCA N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 245,362

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civic Foundation for Innovation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Freefrom N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Lowell Family YMCA N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 245,362

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 542,881

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Asociacion Inlea Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Chelmsford High School All Sports Boosters Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 71,300
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,000
Fundacion HTN, A.C. Mexico International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wolverhampton England Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,025
Help Hospitalized Veterans United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 52,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,035
National Eating Disorders Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Peirce Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Presence Chicago Hospitals Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
Page SUM 715,329

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13280 records found.