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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A South Korea Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Saudi Arabia Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 297,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CyberEquality Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education Contra Costa Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 297,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 145,631

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council South Korea Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CyberEquality Inc Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) Saudi Arabia Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
Helping Hands East Bay United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lafayette Partners in Education United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lowell Catholic High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Motion Picture and Television Fund United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 297,800

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13280 records found.