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)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Jounce Partners Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Para Los Ninos CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pragathi TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vision Now TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Page SUM 804,950

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