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 Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services 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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Page SUM 21,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Ker-Anna RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Children at Risk Inc TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 310,775

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