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, and corporate 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)
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda 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 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Hunger Relief Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 273,772

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 515,050

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