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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation N/A OH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Vincere Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,327,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 137,880

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Vincere Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,327,600

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13110 records found.