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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Hunger Relief Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
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