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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth With A Mission N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
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