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 Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Université de Liège N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 31,745
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Draper Community Foundation UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 562,499

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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 31,745
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 847,265

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13110 records found.