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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Philadelphia Association Inc PA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Per Scholas Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 49,372
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc GA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 176,522

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Sonairte the National Ecology Centre of Ireland Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 503,742

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13110 records found.