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)
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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