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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Building Impact N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
City of Oaks Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The San Jose Sports Authority Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
North Carolina A&T State University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Ocean Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Building Impact N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
City of Oaks Foundation Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The San Jose Sports Authority Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
North Carolina A&T State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Ocean Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 300,692

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Discovery Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse RI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ignite CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,035
Ruby's Place CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
San Diego MANA CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Building Impact MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 545,365

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Building Impact United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 282
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth Canada Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
City of Oaks Foundation Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The San Jose Sports Authority United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 260
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Churches United United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
North Carolina A&T State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Ocean Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 300,692

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13280 records found.