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)
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PediPlace TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Harrington School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Millikin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 653,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cambodian Buddhism Association for Vulnerable Children Cambodia Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 843,500

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13110 records found.