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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A OK United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fitted for Work N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pinkerton Academy NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Learn Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Lionheart School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 482,132

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13110 records found.