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)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Science Center N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Urban Gleaners N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A CT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 144,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Science Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Urban Gleaners N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 144,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area In UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Saint Benedict Preparatory School NJ Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Foundation Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Jacobs Ladder OH Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities Inc MD Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Project Angel Heart CO Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ophelias Place OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Page SUM 578,795

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs England Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia Ecuador Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Science Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Urban Gleaners United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 144,775

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13280 records found.