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)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth N/A FL United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Citizen Schools Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Providence Christian Academy Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.