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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc N/A AR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 294,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edward Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kgwale Le Mollo US N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association to Benefit Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 372,520

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Hunger Relief Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 343,592

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rape Crisis North East CLG Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kgwale Le Mollo US United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association to Benefit Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 372,520

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13110 records found.