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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,027,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,027,598

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,027,598

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13110 records found.