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)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 83,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 83,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Page SUM 686,639

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kids At Hope United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Frank L. Huff Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,000,700

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13110 records found.