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)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
ASRT Foundation NM Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Hustle Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Ladies Learning Code Inc. Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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