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)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc MD International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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