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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Diablo Valley College Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Immigrant Story N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Diablo Valley College Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Franklin Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Immigrant Story N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 295,889

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Motion Picture and Television Fund CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 285,166
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Prevention Action Alliance OH Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 49,514
Girls Build OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 119,815
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Childrens Trust Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
COMMIT Foundation MT Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 580,595

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Diablo Valley College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 8,400
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Franklin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Immigrant Story United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 295,889

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13280 records found.