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)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 647,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 647,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,045,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 647,148

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13110 records found.