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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
Arab American Family Services N/A IL United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
Page SUM 224,997

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
Arab American Family Services N/A Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Fight for Life Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Freefrom N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
Page SUM 224,997

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 472,054

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Caminar United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Fight for Life Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Freefrom United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
Page SUM 224,997

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13280 records found.