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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Tinkermill N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust N/A England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiry Facilitators Inc N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Lowell General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
East London Business Alliance N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tinkermill N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiry Facilitators Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
East London Business Alliance N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 384,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Portland State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Black Girls Code Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiry Facilitators Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 540,603

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13110 records found.