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)
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of the Arts PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Adult Alliance TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Water for People CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 389,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda Emergency Food United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 312,737

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13110 records found.