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)
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 353,770

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Council of Greater Dallas TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 237,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eejot United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 353,770

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13110 records found.