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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 163,030

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Pepin Academies Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Radium Society Inc NJ Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Springs Rescue Mission CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 776,318

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 421,242

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13110 records found.