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 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 101,050

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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 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 101,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church CO Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gooru CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Shakopee Youth Football Association MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
St Benedict Parish & Schools IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Page SUM 601,326

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Preeclampsia Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Able Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 387,920

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13110 records found.