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)
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
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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