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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 105,977

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Upwardly Global San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 105,977

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 177,980

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
PediPlace United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 296,950

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13110 records found.