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)
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 285,166
ForestPlanet Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Homeplate Youth Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Prosser Career Academy High School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Urban League Of Nebraska N/A NE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Resources Institute N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Defy Ventures, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation N/A AK United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Franklin Elementary School PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,125
Page SUM 516,203

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 285,166
ForestPlanet Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Homeplate Youth Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Prosser Career Academy High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Urban League Of Nebraska N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Resources Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Defy Ventures, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Franklin Elementary School PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,125
Page SUM 516,203

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Las Positas College Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
First Presbyterian Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2019 31,707
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 477,775
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Serve the People Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Dayton Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 769,982

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 285,166
ForestPlanet Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Homeplate Youth Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Prosser Career Academy High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Urban League Of Nebraska United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Defy Ventures, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Franklin Elementary School PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,125
Page SUM 516,203

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13280 records found.