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)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation 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 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 88,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 806,936

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13110 records found.