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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Goal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Page SUM 1,797,758

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caterinas Club N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Goal N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Page SUM 1,797,758

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignited CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 546,981

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