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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 329,922

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Recreation and Park District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Girls Sports Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 361,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
World Hunger Relief Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Page SUM 412,628

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