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)
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 76,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 76,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Idaho Parents Unlimited Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 333,330

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pleasanton Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Cheng Kung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Page SUM 473,471

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13110 records found.