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)
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Maysville Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc N/A GA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Maysville Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 284,442

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hellenic Initative Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Price Charter Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 121,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chamberlains Children Center Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Maysville Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 284,442

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13110 records found.