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 descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact STEM Academy OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 270,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sevalaya India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 71,250

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