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)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 155,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Inc. NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 694,228

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ukraine Orphan Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 421,625

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