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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Anselm College NH Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Quest Counseling & Consulting NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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