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)
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 42,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 36,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 208,664

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Technical University of Kosice Slovakia Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Hofstra University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 401,635

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13110 records found.