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)
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Service Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 294,057

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,908

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Vrain Community Montessori School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 392,014

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 117,200

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