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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Cents Ability Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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