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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 181,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 181,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
University of Chicago IL Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
THINK Together CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 622,830

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Institute of Innovation Digital Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Einstein Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Page SUM 284,479

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13110 records found.