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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 139,793

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Benevolent Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Page SUM 496,121

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vision Now United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Per Scholas Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
NextFlex United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Barrio Logan College Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 691,933

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13110 records found.