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)
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 118,923

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Page SUM 139,958

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
University of Idaho Foundation Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
C 60 Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 255,203

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 678,173

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13110 records found.