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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 483,622

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 483,622

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Page SUM 169,575

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