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)
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Radiating Hope Inc N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Future Citizen N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Radiating Hope Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Future Citizen N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez PR Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc OH Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development 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
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Radiating Hope Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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13110 records found.