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, and corporate 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 231,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 231,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls on the Run International NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DC Central Kitchen Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc FL Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 345,291

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cherry Creek High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Colorado Friendship United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
National Medical Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 413,629

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13110 records found.