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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 142,440

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 142,440

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 734,532

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 777,924

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13110 records found.