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)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,310

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 339,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,155,776

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13110 records found.