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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 173,425

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bunker Labs NFP Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 579,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Code for Fun United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Techionista B.V. Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harrington School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Little Steps United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Center for Venture Education Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 309,861

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13110 records found.