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)
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project IL Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Windsor Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Mauritius Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 111,353

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