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)
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
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 146,579

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 467,695

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