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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Institute of Science N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
RBK For Training N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Draper Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Page SUM 1,061,579

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 327,000

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