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)
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Council for Economic Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PS 373 N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Council for Economic Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Lab Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PS 373 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 488,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Page SUM 150,343

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 488,580

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13110 records found.