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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
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