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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 287,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Student Veterans of America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 674,321

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Carrillo PTO Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ames High School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Page SUM 697,527

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sangati United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Universitas Widyatama Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 674,641

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