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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
George Washington University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc KY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
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