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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A IL United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 612,836

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Instituto Semear N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 243,576

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. OK Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 549,218

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bulgarian Association of Networking Academies Bulgaria Education Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 243,576

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13110 records found.