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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 406,267

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
The Foundation Schools MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 272,908

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