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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
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
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
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
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 432,100

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