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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 158,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 158,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 315,745

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,410

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13110 records found.