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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 151,205

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
South San Jose Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc IN Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The FreeBSD Foundation CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Page SUM 413,913

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ARVI TRUST India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 717,375

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13110 records found.