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)
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Castle Rock Charter School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Belmont Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summerwind School of Math and Science ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,140,653

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Autonomous University of Honduras Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Inn Between of Longmont Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,600

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13110 records found.