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)
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 131,291

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 146,913

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Campbell Union High School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 136,162

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