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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids At Hope N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,009,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment 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
Page SUM 448,550

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