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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 200,178

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 310,356

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