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)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 358,310

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Italian Home for Children Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids NE Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute NE Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 226,390

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Achievement Center for Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Science Gurus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 648,044

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13110 records found.