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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 275,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 275,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Home PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 660,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,181,063

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13110 records found.