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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 264,359

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 264,359

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,458,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Page SUM 602,750

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13110 records found.