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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
George W. Bush Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Page SUM 143,478

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Georgetown University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Price Charter Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Oaks Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 411,649

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