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)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A MO United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 244,220

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Burnsville Community Foundation MN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 250,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 244,220

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13110 records found.