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)
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Comic Relief Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Comic Relief Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Recreation & Park Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Texas at Dallas TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 108,701

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salt Lake Community Action Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 343,148

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13110 records found.