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)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Care and Share Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 157,220

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