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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
George Washington University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Building Impact N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 684,616

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
Exploring the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Building Impact N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 684,616

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 694,681

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beat the Streets Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
The Specialized Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
Exploring the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Building Impact United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,850
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 684,616

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13280 records found.