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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Caterinas Club CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 402,623

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Einstein Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
C 60 Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 314,592

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13110 records found.