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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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