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)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 153,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 153,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Higher Ground Academy MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lone Survivor Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Page SUM 472,843

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,241,874

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13110 records found.