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)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 312,076

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
North Texas Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 294,076

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Math/Science Nucleus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
The Pando Initiative, Inc. KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
PENCIL INC NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 625,571

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 311,076

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13110 records found.