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)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
His Mansion Ministries Inc NH Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mill City Grows Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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