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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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