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)
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA N/A GA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 324,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 324,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Essex Fells Borough NJ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,736,228

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 324,890

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13110 records found.