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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Page SUM 479,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Page SUM 479,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew School NJ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Rogers Clark Athleticboosters Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth FL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 303,846

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Federation of Ataxias of Spain (FEDAES) Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Springs Rescue Mission United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Women Innovators Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 832,084

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13110 records found.