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)
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Page SUM 1,395,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services 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
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,053,296

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 78,427

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services 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
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Page SUM 1,370,562

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13280 records found.