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)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 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
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda 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 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 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
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Tustin Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Orlando VA Medical Center FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Lexington Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
I4Farmers Inc NJ International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,146,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Care and Share Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 477,120

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