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)
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 744,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SLZGSL Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 744,813

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Hands Together, Inc. MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,593,261

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SLZGSL Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 744,813

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13110 records found.