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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 157,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 157,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc FL Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 405,699

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