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)
Metropolitan Community College N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A NM United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 438,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Metropolitan Community College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beat the Streets Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 438,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sewa International, Inc. TX International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc MO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Northeastern University MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 53,844
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 129,586
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NJ Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 425,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Metropolitan Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Beat the Streets Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 438,500

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13280 records found.