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)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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