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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 177,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 177,612

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Preeclampsia Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 260,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 453,357

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13110 records found.