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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 67,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 67,858

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Mitchell College CT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 895,654

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 467,835

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13110 records found.