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)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 151,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 123,030

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Preeclampsia Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 269,859

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 470,707

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