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)
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 123,978

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Futures in Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Page SUM 142,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 136,015

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