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
Dartmouth Home & School Club 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
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
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,089
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Alzheimers Texas Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Burnsville Community Foundation MN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
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