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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Le Refuge N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Le Refuge N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Page SUM 421,609

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 358,750

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13110 records found.