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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 419,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 419,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,650,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,577,046

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13110 records found.