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)
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 217,687

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 217,687

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 440,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hustle Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Nueva Vida Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 198,243

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13110 records found.