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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 118,649

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Care and Share Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
George Washington University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc KY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Child Creativity Lab Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 431,509

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of King United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Rochester Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Hustle Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mill City Grows Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
A Halozati Tudas Terjeszteseert Programiroda Alapitvany Hungary Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 976,102

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