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)
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Metropolitan Community College N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 389,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Metropolitan Community College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 389,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Talawanda City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc PA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Sewa International, Inc. TX International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 227,020

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Jeffs Place Childrens Bereavement Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Metropolitan Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -12,000
National Nature Trust South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pleasanton Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
ServeMinnesota United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
University of Arkansas Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Watson United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 389,600

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13280 records found.