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)
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 292,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 292,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Parker School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,996

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 592,160

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13110 records found.