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)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 314,973

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 480,670

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music From Bear Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc IA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Community Ventures CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 489,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Project Learn Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 422,778

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