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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 194,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 194,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Girls Inc. NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,198,698

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 868,006

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13110 records found.