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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 318,579

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Alliance of African American Educators CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 719,323

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Transportation for A Livable City United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 191,750

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13110 records found.