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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A ON Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rape Crisis North East CLG N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Draper Community Foundation UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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