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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 156,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 156,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 628,579

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 118,700

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13110 records found.