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)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wholesome Wave Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,625
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 320,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Orange High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion TREE N/A Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 410,752

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Syringa Mountain Charter School ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 524,222

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Orange High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Inclusion Org Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Magic Wheelchair United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 410,752

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13110 records found.