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)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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 Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tualatin STEAM Team OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Home PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
West Orange High School NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 653,176

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Tustin Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,031,808

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13110 records found.