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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Page SUM 475,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Page SUM 475,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Asia MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 461,672

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Forest Hill Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Page SUM 475,725

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13110 records found.