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)
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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