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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 266,089

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Impact 2030 Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
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
Page SUM 266,089

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Page SUM 235,730

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 266,089

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13110 records found.