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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 178,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 178,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Launchcode Foundation MO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 631,079

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Salute Military Golf Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Comp-U-Dopt United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 936,641

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13110 records found.