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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma N/A Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,186

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,186

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 70,362

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Heal the Bay United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 380,186

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13110 records found.