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)
Band Together N/A NC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,250
Brass City Harvest Inc N/A CT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 277,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Band Together N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,250
Brass City Harvest Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 277,575

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sewa International, Inc. TX International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health OH Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc MO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Northeastern University MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 53,844
Altos Christian Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
Beaver River Central School District NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 604,918

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Band Together United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,250
Brass City Harvest Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ag Yoneticileri Dernegi Turkey Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 277,575

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13280 records found.