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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Ocean Discovery Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Elementary Institute of Science N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 520,263

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Ocean Discovery Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Cycling Center N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Elementary Institute of Science N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Erdemnet Training Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 520,263

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc IA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Galilee Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc CT Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isabella Bird Community School CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors Northwest OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Hands On Orlando Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 1,070,080

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 213
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Internet Security Research Group United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Ocean Discovery Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Community Cycling Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Elementary Institute of Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Erdemnet Training Center Mongolia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 520,263

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13280 records found.