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)
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of Texas at Dallas TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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