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 Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 346,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wichita Childrens Home KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 640,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Cycles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,781,934

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