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)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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