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)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 426,220

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Science Education Foundation TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Page SUM 509,153

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pinkerton Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lloyd EcoDistrict United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Out In Tech Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 307,600

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13110 records found.