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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 127,867

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 117,566

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 13,368
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Moneythink IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Jefferson Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 231,533

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,007,585

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13110 records found.