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 Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A PA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
CACD Capeverdean American Community Development of Rhode Isl N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,035
National Eating Disorders Association N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Peirce Middle School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Presence Chicago Hospitals Network N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys Club of Wake County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
CACD Capeverdean American Community Development of Rhode Isl N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,035
National Eating Disorders Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Peirce Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Presence Chicago Hospitals Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 964,256

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
Home is the Foundation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Habor Now Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 500
Orange County Rescue Mission Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 500
Self-eSTEM CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Dev Mission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Fork Union Military Academy VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
GirlsComputingLeague Org VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wellspring Family Services WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 209,518

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Behindertenkonferenz Kanton Zurich Switzerland Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,050
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
CACD Capeverdean American Community Development of Rhode Isl United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,035
National Eating Disorders Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Peirce Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Presence Chicago Hospitals Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 964,256

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13280 records found.