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)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 225,673

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 225,673

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Equal Heart TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Yeshiva University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 352,932

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
ARVI TRUST India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Promise Worldwide United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 547,800

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13110 records found.