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)
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Unioto Elementary School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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