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)
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Page SUM 406,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Impact 2030 Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 369,307

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bunker Labs NFP Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 471,279

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 426,989

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13110 records found.