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)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 116,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 398,556

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 402,398

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13110 records found.