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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 167,740

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 167,740

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Free Geek OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Big Car Media Inc IN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Enfoque Ciudad CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 563,700

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