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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 161,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Camp Augusta Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Invest in Girls Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 199,517

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