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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
La Raza Services Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
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