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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo 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 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 95,789

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 95,789

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
George W. Bush Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parker School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forest Hill Church NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 85,547

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Project H Design United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka Sri Lanka International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 33,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 293,556

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13110 records found.