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)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 15,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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 100,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda 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)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,725

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Hands Together, Inc. MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 121,060

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George W. Bush Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 228,126

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13110 records found.