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)
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
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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