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)
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA N/A GA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SayTrees Environmental Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Harrington School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Millikin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cara Program IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
One Goal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Inquiry Facilitators Inc NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 290,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chamberlains Children Center Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 243,648

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13110 records found.