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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Information Technology Park N/A Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 723,810

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 700,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
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
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 518,642

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,810
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 700,535

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13110 records found.