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 PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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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 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wholesome Wave Inc CT Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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