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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Atlas Service Corps Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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